Driver Arrested Because A Short Rib Recipe Is Not A Vehicle Inspection Sticker

The fake, but tasty-sounding, inspection sticker compared to a sample of what an actual Massachusetts inspection sticker should look like.

The fake, but tasty-sounding, inspection sticker compared to a sample of what an actual Massachusetts inspection sticker should look like.

Most people don’t really like getting their cars inspected, and some people deliberately avoid getting an inspection because they know their vehicles won’t pass muster. Unfortunately for those folks, having a fake inspection sticker on the windshield can get them arrested.

Late Friday night, the police in Salisbury, MA, shared this Tweet showing a clipped short rib recipe that a driver had put in his window, presumably in the hope that no one would take a closer look:

According to Massachusetts state law, it’s a crime to “falsely make, steal, alter, forge or counterfeit” an inspection sticker. It’s a punishable offense that could earn a driver a fine of up to $500 and a maximum of five years in a state prison.

[via Boston.com]